India has struggled with inadequate food and water access over the last few decades. The country’s rapidly growing population has drawn the attention of the world, and several states and organizations have answered the call to address hunger.
Here are few shocking facts about hunger in India:
About 30000 children die every day due to lack of food
36% of women in India are chronically undernourished right from their childhood.
1 out of every 4 children in India is malnourished.
Nearly ½ of the deaths in children in India, under the age of 5, are due to malnutrition.
51.4% of Indian women in their reproductive age are undernourished!
If these stats are not enough to open your eyes and understand the gravity of the situation then what would it take to do so? Despite several years of rapid growth, India's food security is in a very dismal state and these staggering numbers are a proof of the challenges that lie ahead for us.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread." - Mahatma Gandhi"